Last updated in February 2017
Relations between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Marshall Islands have traditionally been good and amicable. Diplomatic relations were established on 23 September 1991. The German Ambassador in Manila, Philippines, is also accredited to the Marshall Islands.
The Marshall Islands has developed into a major flag state in international maritime shipping. A total of more than 1,200 ships are registered there, including around 240 ships from Germany.
In 2014, German exports to the Marshall Islands were worth approximately EUR 569 million and German imports from there around EUR 7,000.
In recent years, German development cooperation with the Marshall Islands has comprised both microprojects under Technical Cooperation and climate protection measures. In addition, Germany is making a substantial contribution to European Union development projects in the Marshall Islands through its payments to the EU.